Five Offbeat and Family-Friendly European Travel Destinations

Five Offbeat and Family-Friendly European Travel Destinations

The major metropolises of Western Europe are family-friendly, but they’re also everyone-friendly. Chances are, if you’re well traveled, you (and maybe your children) have already seen Paris, London, and Rome. So, if you’re looking for something different, or if you’re not interested in chasing your kids through urban hustle and bustle, consider taking your next family […]

Three Days in the Bavaria, Germany

Spend three days in Germany’s Bavarian Alps, and you will feel as if you have been transported to a medieval land of legends and fantasy. Slowly immerse yourself in this world by heading south along the Romantic Road, a scenic drive that will eventually culminate in the pinnacle of charming, other-worldly sights: the Neuschwanstein fairytale […]

Berliner Spreepark: Berlin, Germany

In a residential neighborhood of East Berlin, the rides of an abandoned theme park sit rusted, graffiti-covered, and entangled with overgrown vegetation. Spreepark closed its doors in 2001 after declining attendance and mounting bills. Shortly thereafter, the park owners fled to Peru with a few rides in tow. They left behind a colorful cast of […]

Triberger Modenstadl Traditional Dress Shop: Triberg, Germany

At first glance, the Triberger Modenstadl traditional dress shop in the Black Forest town of Triberg looks like a Halloween costume shop. And many foreigners use it precisely for that purpose. But native Germans still wear dirndls and lederhosen to traditional festivals and, depending on their preferences and professions, in their day-to-day lives. The shop’s […]

The Ten Most Relaxing Places in Europe

The Ten Most Relaxing Places in Europe

Many Americans visit Europe to sample its cultural offerings, hopping from museum to castle to cathedral in order to make the most of their long and expensive flights across the Atlantic. We tend to opt for the Caribbean or Hawaii when we want some R&R.  But there are plenty of spots in Europe that are better […]